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PERSONAL ITEMS

Mr. D. M. Cnnsdell, of Sydney, is staying at the Empire Hotel. Guests at the Grand Hotel include Mr. Victor Sornaga, Australian and New Zealand representative of John Dewar and Sons, Scotland. The Chancellor of the University of. New Zealand (Professor J. Macmillan Brown"), who at present is" on a trip to England, expects to leave by the .Rangitiki on 21st November for New Zealand. Ho has toured through the South of England and Wales, Mr.'J. Struthers, who has been a member of the staff of the Christehurch Boys' High School since 1924, and who will leave shortly for _ England, was presented with a travelling bag in recognition of his association with the school and his services to the Life-sav-ing, Football, and Ophans Clubs. Professor A. 11. Tocker, one of New Zealand's delegates to the International Labour Conference in Geneva, expects to arrive back in' New Zealand in September. In a letter received from him by Dr. J. Hight he states that after the conference he had arranged f6r a three weeks and a half tour of England and for a month in the United States. While in Geneva he had met Dr. J.B. Condliffe, who was going to Moscow to establish a branch of the Institute of Pacific Relations. The death, occurred at his residence, Taita, to-day of Mr. George Winder, who for many years was a well-known Wellington ironmonger, and whose establishment was at the corner of Cuba street and Manners stieet. The late Mr. G. Winder was born' in County. Clare, Ireland, and was educated and apprenticed in Dublin, after which he had experience in the North of Ireland. In 1879 he came to New Zealand in the ship Zealandia, and settled in Wellington. During the eleven years preceding his establishment in business on his own account he was a member of the staff of Mr. John Young, ironmonger. Mr. Winder was a member of the Wellington Bowling Club, and wag a Master Majson of the New Zealand Pacific Lodge. He retired from business some yeaTs ago, and after a trip abroad returned to Wellington and has since lived in retirement. . . The death1 of Mr. George Hutchison, at one time a prominent member of Parliament, occurred at St. Helier's Bay, Auckland, on Thursday. Mr. Hutchison, who was 84' years of age, was born.in Dundee, Scotland, and came to New' Zealand with his parents' in the early 'fifties. 'He settled in the Wanganui district, where he practised his profession as a barrister and solicitor. He and the late Mr. Justice Denniston were partners for a time, and the late Mr. Justice' Edwards was subsequently associated with him in legal practice. In 1887 Mr. Hutchison wasreturned to Parliament for the Waitotara seat, which he- represented until 1894, when the electoral boundaries were altered, and lie was returned for Patea. He retained this seat until 1901, when he resigned to take up his residence in South Africa. Throughout his political career he Was an Independent. During the Boer War Mr. Hutchison was attached to .the staffi of the late Lord Roberts as legal adviser. After resigning the Patea seat'he went to Johannesburg, where he .practised for some years Us an advocate, of the High Court of South Africa. Later he resided in England, and returned to New Zealand in 1909 to resume practice as a barrister, but he did not re-enter; Parliament. He leaves a widow, now in. London, tfwo sons, Mr. Gordon Hutchison, of Auckland, and Mr. L. G.,Hutchison, of London, and three daughters, Mrs. S. H. Dagg, of Timbridge Wells, Mrs. Eric Hutchison, of St. Helier's Bay, and Mrs. O. Bishop, of Twicken-' ham, England. His two surviving brothers are Mr. James Hutchison,*lmanaging editor of the "Otago Daily Times," and Mr. William Hutchison, rif'." the j "Cape Argus," Capetown; who both at-1 tended the recent Imperial Press > Conference in London. His two sisters, the Misses Hutchison, Of Dunedin, are at present touring Europe. rt

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PERSONAL ITEMS, Evening Post, Volume CX, Issue 29, 2 August 1930

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PERSONAL ITEMS Evening Post, Volume CX, Issue 29, 2 August 1930

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